Produced in 1947 by Warner Bros., "The Power Behind the Nation" is a patriotic film that stresses the indispensability of good, solid, American workmanship. It was made about the "America that all Americans love" and "takes up the story of the pioneering that made America what it is today." Features great images of the heavy industry of the 40s including the automobile assembly line, chemical plants, fishing industry, textile industry, railroads, steel industry,... Topics: Warner Bros. Entertainment, Nation, Film, Patriot, Patriotism, Railroads, Industry, Mechanization,...
Produced by Castle Films in the 1940s, this film shows various sport fishing including tarpon fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, tuna fishing in the Mediterranean Sea and sail fishing off the coast of Florida. Historic footage of whaling (at about the 4:45 mark) is shown with crews using a massive harpoon. A hammerhead shark is also killed for sport by the whalers. The film also shows Salmon fishing. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military,... Topics: Fishing, Sports, Sports parade, Fishing, Fishing Industry, Gulf Mexico, Sail Fishing, Whaling,...
byDepartment of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures
Shows the Colorado River, electric power transmission lines, and a steel plant in operation. A train brings materials, fuel, and workmen to Boulder City to build Boulder Dam. Close-ups are shown of buckets on cable cars dumping cement into the coffer dam. Includes views of the power lines and towers at the dam site, the switches to control the power, and the completed dam; and the farms, homes, and orchards made possible by power and water from the dam.National Archives Identifier: 11674Local... Topics: Boulder City (Nev.), Building, Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico), Dams, Irrigation, Military bases,...
Created in the 1960s by the Shell Oil Company, "The Fossil Story" explains the importance of fossils to geologists who are searching for oil, and examines the role of paleontologists in interpreting the nature of the pre-historic world. This film was one of a series created by Shell to educate the public about geology, oil exploration, and the petroleum industry in general in this period.Fossils (from Classical Latin fossilis; literally, "obtained by digging") are the... Topics: Oil Refinery, Oil Field, Geology, Paleontology, Dinosaur, Petrolium Industry, Royal Dutch Shell,...
This Castle Films travelogue features a "Holiday in Holland" circa 1950. It features shots of windmills, tulips, the Island of Marken with its population in traditional Dutch dress including wooden clogs, rural villages like Volendam, the Sikkens factory, St. John's church in Gouda, various sights in Haarlem, the cheese market in Alkmaar, and more. Winter sports including skating competitions are shown, as well as an annual celebration to honor the recovery of land from flooding.... Topics: Windmills, Tulip, Flower Industry, Holland, Wooden Shoes, 1950s, Clogs, Alkmaar, Gouda,...
byCinecraft, Inc,; American Iron and Steel Institute,; Modern Talking Picture Service, inc,; Inland Steel Company
Describes the steel industry's progress, programs, and research in air and water pollution control. Shows the various types of pollution control procedures and equipment used throughout the steel manufacturing process, including dust catchers, air cleaning systems, furnace air control systems, separators, cooling towers, and waste lagoons. Explains how airborne pollutants are precipitated away before air is returned to the atmosphere through the basic oxygen process, and how oil, sludge, and... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: avgeeks, pollution, steel industry
This is a shortened version odd little morality play about the opportunities of oil as told in a gas station that's about to be robbed. A story of individual ownership of a service station is used as evidence that the public's best interests are served by privately-managed businesses whose owners are encouraged by the incentive to earn. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: oil, industry, melodrama
byDepartment of the Interior. Bureau of Mines. Pittsburgh Experiment Station
Shows the natural resources and beauty of Texas. Shows oil fields, the U.S. helium plant (Bureau of Mines) at Amarillo, sulphur mining on the Gulf coast, and extensive views of the Big Bend State Park, including activities of the Civilian Conservation Corps.National Archives Identifier: 12481Local Identifier: 70.158* Creator(s): Department of the Interior. Bureau of Mines. Pittsburgh Experiment Station. (1934 - 01/19/1975) (Most Recent)* From: Series : Public Information Films and Video... Topics: Amarillo (Tex.), Civilians, Helium, Motion pictures, Petroleum industry and trade, Texas, Living...